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Jason McDonald
Works at JM Internet Group
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Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Other than completely overusing the terrible word 'friggin' great article on #SEO myths. http://moz.com/blog/seo-myths
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Advertising is a tax on unremarkable products. Read more. http://bit.ly/1LERBtF
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Thanks @jefflquandt. Wired tells us Google+'s future.  Sort of http://wrd.cm/1Bba2lt
 Photo: Alex Washburn/Wired As a Facebook and Twitter competitor, Google+ never really stood a chance. By some combination of odd design, confusing nomenclature—remember Circles? Sparks?—and the simple fact that no one ever really used it, Google’s grand plan to unite its many products into a single social product just didn’t pan out. So it should…
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Go mobile #mobileseo.  A (very) few tips and tricks from #SMX Mobile SEO http://wp.me/p54xLs-sA
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Did you know Google is killing the old Webmaster tool API?
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Getting ready for the #POMA conference.  Will be presenting #SEO, Personal Branding, and Video / Image SEO. http://bit.ly/1Lj8KLD
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A dog can chase his tail. And you can write a review about #Yelp on Yelp at http://bit.ly/1wACvkv. Yikes! They ain't too good.
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Twitter #Advertising Webinar for free - from #Twitter, about Twitter http://bit.ly/1NEXVSS
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Call only ads available on #AdWords.  Here's how - http://mklnd.com/1AMe0Mw
Phone numbers display in the headlines and ad clicks prompt calls rather than visits to a website.
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SEO Consultant, Social Media Marketing corporate trainer, Food Snob, and Wannabe Author
Skills
Making complicated things like SEO simple. Taking boring stuff and making it funny. Analogies.
Employment
  • JM Internet Group
    SEO Consultant and Tech Journalist, present
    Director, in charge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Social Media Marketing, and AdWords training and consulting. I provide both online training and in-person workshops.
  • eg3.com
    Senior Editor, 2012
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
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San Francisco, CA
Previously
Tulsa, Oklahoma - San Jose, CA - Berkeley, CA - Budapest, Hungary - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - San Antonio, TX
Contact Information
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415-655-1071
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1230 Market St #709, San Francisco, CA 94102
Story
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Tag! You're it! Let's explain SEO, Social Media, AdWords and have some fun people!
Introduction
I lead SEO training classes for the JM Internet Group, and also conduct Social Media training classes.  I also teach live classes in SEO, Social Media Marketing and Google AdWords at AcademyX and Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco and at Stanford University, continuing studies.  I do lots of corporate workshops and trainings on SEO, Social Media, and AdWords and can even (hush hush) act as an expert witness.

I am Senior Editor at eg3.com, a web portal and email service covering hi-tech embedded systems on the Internet, founded in 1994.  My Ph.D. is from U.C. Berkeley, and my B.A. is from Harvard. My MRS is my partner in crime and in life and my KIDS are what gives meaning to my life along with my PARENTS who are not an acronym but rather the two most wonderful Jedi masters I have so far encountered.

I really enjoy teaching Internet Marketing; so if you have questions, please reach out to me by email or call me at 415-655-1071. Happy to help!
Bragging rights
I have survived the dot-com bubble, the post dot-com bubble, and the housing bubble (sort of).
Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
    SEO & Social Media, present
    I am currently enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks - meaning, lessons (my friend) are not taught, they are learned. I am 'learning' SEO, Social Media Marketing, and AdWords by doing it. Never stop learning. Never give up. Never surrender. (Galaxy Quest).
  • Harvard University
    SEO and Social Media Marketing (with Al Gore), 1981 - 1985
    Tried to hook up with Bill Clinton while at Harvard but he was... uh... too busy for Al and me, so we invented the Internet instead. (Bill was very interested in IRC for some reason).
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Creation of the Internet (with Al Gore), 1986 - 1992
    At UC Berkeley - GO BEARS - I tried to hunt down Bill Clinton again but was stuck with Robert Reich, so he and I invented an algorithm to do fact checking on those who never really understood what C+I-X-M meant.
  • Booker T. Washington High School
    High School (with Al Gore), 1977 - 1981
    GO HORNETS! The best high school in Tulsa, in Oklahoma, in the USA, and in the World.
  • Carver Middle School
    1977
    GO I CAN'T REMEMBER OUR MASCOT! But I did learn a lot about peanuts.
  • Burroughs Elementary School
    GO oh heck we were just in elementary school! But it was Burroughs Little School, the 1970s and voluntary desegregation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, of which I am a very proud participant.
  • The Womb
    Prior to elementary school, I was just a kid. Really are you reading my Google+ profile at this level of detail. You are creeping me out. Now go back to work, really! I mean it!
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Not Jason MacDonald, Martial Artist, Not related to McDonald's Restaurant, Really? You have enough time to read my G+ profile?, Get back to work. Move along people, nothing to see here.
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Facebook's Latest Update Shows It Wants to Beat Twitter at News | WIRED
www.wired.com

Twitter has become one of the easiest, fastest ways to get and disseminate the news. Facebook wants to change that.

Your Guide to Structured Snippets for SEO - SEW
searchenginewatch.com

Structured snippets are going to change the way people find information on the Web.

+1 Button - Google+ Platform — Google Developers
developers.google.com

You can add and customize the +1 button to meet the needs of your website, such as modifying the button size and load technique. By adding t

Google: The One Trick Pony
www.jasonplus.org

Today's New York Times has an article about the frustration of Wall Street with Google. Frustration? How can that be? Google is a "cash cow,

5 Ways to Beat Your Competitors With Killer PPC Ad Copy
unbounce.com

Want to write winning PPC ad copy? Look beyond the “best practices” that everyone is using with these 5 tips.

Penguin: Google's Punitive Algorithm - And A Call To Google To Fix It
searchengineland.com

For many years, a staple of my discussions with people who had been penalized by Google was the following advice: “Don’t worry — at Google,

Keyword suggestion tool — Google suggest scraper — Übersuggest
ubersuggest.org

Get thousands keywords ideas in a minute with this amazing keyword suggestion tool: Übersuggest is Google Suggest on steroids!

What is Link Building? - SEW
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The bare bones definition of link building is: the process of going out of your way to find great links. But link building is far more than

Google+ At 3 Years Old: Not A Ghost Town, But A Social Referral Graveyard
marketingland.com

Let’s put it aside from the get-go: Google+ is not a ghost town. Without a doubt there are millions of people who use and value the social n

6 Common Myths About Sharing on Facebook
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What and when are your fans sharing on Facebook? These are important questions for any page manager to ask. This infographic debunks a few m

The Science of Virality [Infographic]
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What makes things go viral? Answer that question and you could have millions of views, hits, clicks, and links. All the glitz and glamour wi

Google Drops Profile Photos, Google+ Circle Count From Authorship In Sea...
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Google’s John Mueller has announced that Google is making a major change in the search results around authorship. Specifically, Google is dr

The war on Amazon is Big Publishing's 1% moment. What about other writer...
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More people are buying more books than ever, and more people are making a living by writing them. Why do millionaire authors want to destroy

Learnings From SMX London: The Impact Of Social On Search
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SEOs and Social Marketers speculate on the impact that Social Media marketing has on how well their websites perform in search results. Ther

Why Content Really Isn’t King and What Actually Is…
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Ever come across a great blog post or slideshare and be surprised that it only has a handful of retweets or shares? Maybe you’ve created gre

5 Googley SEO Terms – Do They Mean What You Think They Mean?
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Robots.txt. Google DNS. Penguin, Panda, and penalties. Duplicate content filter. PageRank. You've heard all these terms, but these words hav

The bomb! Just Tacos. Great great great. The corn tortillas are to die for. They have happy hour, and you can sit on the street and make eyes at the pretty senoritas of Palo Alto. They have a full bar. They even have a taco made out of Cactus (can't remember what that was called). Friendly service. Fast, fun. Great place for a small group.
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reviewed a week ago
North House, oh North house. It's like finding a long lost friend, who's gotten remarried and changed her name (plus got some new dresses, and new furnishings!). I am a Harvard '85 graduate, sent to exile in "North House." But looking back with the span of (too many) years... I realized it was a great experience - a diversity of friends and people, plus the Harvard experience of more braniacs than one could shake a crimson flag at. So to you, oh North House, I dedicate this Google+ review. When I was at Harvard, we typed our papers on typewriters, and used land line telephones. Today, I sit in California with high-speed Internet, writing a review of you in cyberspace and encouraging everyone to never stop learning.
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reviewed a month ago
Excellent service and atmosphere with the food lagging a bit behind. I love Tulsa, having grown up in this fine city, and if you visit be sure to include Utica Square Shopping Center on your list. It's elegant and beautiful in a way that few shopping centers are anywhere. While you're there, I recommend the Wild Fork, especially for lunch. We recently celebrated my parents' anniversary there. I had catfish (seeing as I was in Oklahoma), and everyone else had this and that. The food was really good, but not great. Not up to the standards of the San Francisco Bay Area's best. But the service was truly Okie in the best sense: friendly AND elegant. They had a live guitarist, too, so that atmosphere was A+. The food was A-.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
We had some "deadly" oleander which we needed to have removed because we have a new puppy. You may, or may not know, that oleander is poisonous! Anyway, I called Jose and then Alex came out. Give us a very reasonable estimate, and showed up the next day. Took the plants out, and cleaned up after himself. Very friendly, great job, reasonable price. You can't ask for more.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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Tulsa's downtown Brady district has become the "in" place for the artsy, hipster crowd. Philbrook downtown, located next to the Woody Guthrie museum is another "must see" place in Tulsa. Part of the larger Philbrook art museum, PD has small - "bite size" - exhibits. We saw a mini modern art and native American exhibition, that was very well down, thought provoking and not so overwhelming that you have museum sickness at the end of it. Definitely worth a visit, and great for kids and young adults.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
It's really all about the staff. They are very, very helpful. If you are looking for a wide variety of food and food-related products for pets, in Fremont, this is a great place.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This is one of those reviews... if I could give "negative stars," I would. First, the service is so slow, it's like you are in a negative time warp. A minute in regular life is like ten minutes at this store. Bring a book (preferablly War and Peace), or an assignment for school (such as designing a nuclear reactor). Or, you might consider enrolling in college, as you can easily finish a four-year degree by the time that they'll serve you. Second, bring some ear plugs, as they blast really annoying music the entire time. Third, bring a chair, as you will be waiting so long... you'll get back pain (but you could enroll and finish chiropractic school by the time they'll serve you). Fourth, bring a phone that is not T-mobile, as the service is really terrible there. Fifth, bring the T-mobile help number, as you'll need to call T-mobile support to assist the generally clueless and grumpy employees. Sixth, bring your positive attitude. Not only are they slow; they also have terrible attitudes as if they are "doing you a favor" by serving you. I suspect that most of the employees were rejected by the US Postal Service or IRS for being too rude and difficult to customers. I had always wondered if there were any business or organization on earth with worse service than the US Postal Service. Now, I have found it: T-mobile of Fremont. Proudly slower and ruder than the US Postal Service. As for T-mobile itself, I actually like the service, by the way.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago